We need to distinguish lines as to whether a SNS post attacks the Gov’t on poverty issues,structural defects,unwarranted nat’l policies. It is not always blaming the gov’t why majority of the people is poor,it is also our way to express our thirst for reforms participate in nat’l discussions that would probably initiate LIBERATION. As a former Catholic that is the most important thing I learned after reading ‘Pacem in Terris’ “Populorumprogressio” “Gaudium et Spes” and many other Catholic encyclicals.Sad to see some Catholics narrowed political talks to simply alleviating poverty equated to ‘hndi-ka-kasi-nagsisikap-argument’ ONLY.

Words can be twisted into any shape.Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul.In the final analysis,words mean nothing.They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures,when 99% of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast.Let us examine one’s actions.Judge him by them. #KM #GoFifth

To say that God the Father has purposed the salvation of all mankind, that God the Son died with the express intention of saving the whole human race, and that God the Holy Spirit is now seeking to win the world to Christ; when, as a matter of common observation, it is apparent that the great majority of our fellowmen are dying in sin, and passing into a hopeless eternity; is to say that God the Father is disappointed, that God the Son is dissatisfied, and that God the Holy Spirit is defeated. We have stated the issue baldly, but there is no escaping the conclusion. To argue that God is “trying His best” to save all mankind, but that the majority of men will not let Him save them, is to insist that the will of the Creator is impotent, and that the will of the creature is omnipotent. To throw the blame, as many do, upon the Devil, does not remove the difficulty, for if Satan is defeating the purpose of God, then, Satan is Almighty and God is no longer the Supreme Being. #AWPink

[Stigma of Martial Law] I’d just realize the extent of damage caused by violent leadership,as to those who lead it,support it and own it.It extends to the next generations of their bloodline,persecution,humillation,etc. As if they are demons to be avoided,and not worthy of another chance.Mere sympathizing with them would dodge you to the muds of prejudice,and up to the worst possible consequence of siding with them,due to the degree of sensitivity it poses which requires the same degree of conciousness w/ respect to “their victim’s dilemma”. Just like how the Jews and Germans still feared the Nazi symbol,just like how Polpot enemies in E.Timor respond on issues related to their oppresors,and the anti-marcos block here in PH. I must be sensitive,and weigh the stigma of the Martial Law Event. Kahit matagal na nangyari ang mga yun. #Learnings

[Stigma of Martial Law] I’d just realize the extent of damage caused by violent leadership,as to those who lead it,support it and own it.It extends to the next generations of their bloodline,persecution,humillation,etc. As if they are demons to be avoided,and not worthy of another chance.Mere sympathizing with them would dodge you to the muds of prejudice,and up to the worst possible consequence of siding with them,due to the degree of sensitivity it poses which requires the same degree of conciousness w/ respect to “their victim’s dilemma”. Just like how the Jews and Germans still feared the Nazi symbol,just like how Polpot enemies in E.Timor respond on issues related to their oppresors,and the anti-marcos block here in PH. I must be sensitive,and weigh the stigma of the Martial Law Event. Kahit matagal na nangyari ang mga yun. #Learnings

[Stigma of Martial Law] I’d just realize the extent of damage caused by violent leadership,as to those who lead it,support it and own it.It extends to the next generations of their bloodline,persecution,humillation,etc. As if they are demons to be avoided,and not worthy of another chance.Mere sympathizing with them would dodge you to the muds of prejudice,and up to the worst possible consequence of siding with them,due to the degree of sensitivity it poses which requires the same degree of conciousness w/ respect to “their victim’s dilemma”. Just like how the Jews and Germans still feared the Nazi symbol,just like how Polpot enemies in E.Timor respond on issues related to their oppresors,and the anti-marcos block here in PH. I must be sensitive,and weigh the stigma of the Martial Law Event. Kahit matagal na nangyari ang mga yun. #Learnings

[Stigma of Martial Law] I’d just realize the extent of damage caused by violent leadership,as to those who lead it,support it and own it.It extends to the next generations of their bloodline,persecution,humillation,etc. As if they are demons to be avoided,and not worthy of another chance.Mere sympathizing with them would dodge you to the muds of prejudice,and up to the worst possible consequence of siding with them,due to the degree of sensitivity it poses which requires the same degree of conciousness w/ respect to “their victim’s dilemma”. Just like how the Jews and Germans still feared the Nazi symbol,just like how Polpot enemies in E.Timor respond on issues related to their oppresors,and the anti-marcos block here in PH. I must be sensitive,and weigh the stigma of the Martial Law Event. Kahit matagal na nangyari ang mga yun. #Learnings

Our FAITH should be the historical praxis of liberation. Each of us is instrumental in the advancement of God’s Kingdom here on Earth,as we engage ourselves in political discussions,as we slap the world with its reality (even if that reality poses negativity),to name few of LIMITLESS ways to carry out God’s purpose.We are orchestrating the ‘ideal’ society in line with the Biblical precepts. How can we liberate our nation if we kept on blinding ourselves with the reality,which we must face.Goodnight :) #EngageInSocialDiscussions #LiberationTheology

Given the circumstances it would be to err on the side of undue liniency if PNoy will be held blameless.He as the leader of the land,has incurred a liability to all of his constituents.His fidelity as a President is less than entire,and must be punished on the offense thereafter instituted against him.He must pay for transgressing the Constitution which by the way he must defend. #JustSaying #DAP #Impeachment #Hard

PNoy disqualified Aunor for her drug cases, saying its bad in his image to support, and encourage all to follow a drug user,as a National Artist. DOing so will send a dangerous message. Following the logic of Sec. Lacierda it is ok that you commit crimes, you violate a law,as long as it is in good faith. What if Aunor argues that she needs drugs to comfort herself or she is getting something beneficial out from it that would benefit herself,tsaka konti lang naman, that is in good faith (based on the trail of answers and thought)would that be acceptable? Tracing the President’s moral line of thought?! #NotANoranian

Isn’t it depressing that the Filipino’s always left in a choice where we need to distinguish the “lesser evil” and side with it. imbis na “good vs evil” ang labanan. “evil vs evil-er vs evil-est” ang labanan. para bang impyerno ang lupa at lahat demonyo na pipili ka sino ang pinaka demonyo para kundinahin mo at parusahan.#JuiceColored #realitysucks 

The System of Devaluation of Labor is flagrant in an oppressive society where the people are not informed that majority of them is devaluated,that they fail to avail the benefits of their rights at its full extent,whether they are in the blue/white-collar labor because its leader,the potent catalyst of the society which is the church has never attempt to shed the light for them. Devaluation is against the propriety of civil law and the merits of the Bible. So how they will eradicate devaluation?THROUGH THEIR PARTICIPATION 

by:  Gerard Gee Peñero 

In the Age of Modern Reason, to date back in earlier Centuries prior to our present time, the Christian perspective, together with its merits has been challenged. And one of those compelling opposition is the Modern Reasoning of Agnostics, whom they try to excavate the reason of the Humanity of Jesus Christ ( pointing to one of their many Cases against Christianity), disregarding “supernatural” precepts, knowing that it has nothing to do with the Scientific and Rational World.

Christians, as followers of the Scriptures (which is de facto a manuscript that amplifies Christ existence and Deity) have been aware on this oppositions, which was somehow widely accepted on a fast track. Apologetic’s and Commentaries has been made to amplify the claims of the Scriptures, the Bible, to defend the Christianity and oppose the rising movements. At some point, the church in an enigmatic way (granting the Supernatural aspect of Christianity, Divine Intervention) has preserved its power, and in fact took part in shaping the culture, governments of many nations in the entire globe. Up to this point in time, many questions are still arising in connection with Christianity, its Authority and most especially its Authenticity.

Now looking at the History, the earlier church fathers, defenders, saints (as prescribed by Apostle Paul) has done a great job in preserving the status of Christianity as supreme institution or I should say a “teaching”, despite of the prevailing oppositions which tends to shake the entire see-of-believers. The ball now is pass unto us, to all those who profess to be Christians in this Post Modern Age of Reason. How can we possibly sustain the existence of Christianity as a Universal, Morally Up high and Authoritative set of values instituted by a God, a Powerful and Genuine God in the midst of profound accusations against it?! The question of how can we defend Jesus, our Lord and Savior, to those smart, intelligent-brilliant guys out there, who seem to think that our faith is only driven by an extreme sympathy to the teaching of a brilliant man (named Jesus) just like Buddha, Gandhi, Rizal etc?, a religion by emotion.

That’s where the word TESTIMONY comes in.

Why Testimony?

Maybe some of you might wonder why Testimony is vital in this case? Isn’t the Scriptures a written testimony to prove that Jesus is true?! , questions which may pop-out in your mind as a thinking individual. Your correct, well in fact I insist that the Scripture itself may speak of the deity and authority of Jesus, in fact everything about Him is explained explicitly in the verses, parables, eschatology and etc which comprises the Bible as a whole.

But the Testimony that I am insisting is you, nobody else but you, YOU AS A PROFESS CHRISTIAN :) If we will remember when Jesus was tried by the Sanhedrin and Pharisees in the Synagogues (John 18:19-24) , one of the accusations against Him was allegedly He was teaching secretly at His disciples, which at that time a great offense due to the Political Status of the community, where seem to be apocalyptic and anytime a revolution might come as told by the Prophecy (which apparently they didn’t recognize that it has been fulfilled). Now Jesus answered in v.20 “Jesus answered him, “I have spoken publicly to the world. I have always taught in the synagogue or in the Temple, where all Jews meet together, and I have said nothing in secret.” Analyzing the context, the Pharisees are right when they accused Him of such violations, BUT the reason why Jesus answered such things is because of the fact that His teaching apparently is REFLECTED TO HIS DISCIPLES/STUDENTS,  there is no secret teaching because everyday they went out to the temples to interact with other people, to bring salvation, to uplift morality and true faith which our Lord teach them, open for public scrutiny, there is nothing secret about that. Their life is an open book noted when Jesus is teaching them. 

The same thing applies to us, the merits of the Bible,which we read and the things we does, the way we think, should posses a high affinity by either way or another. As ascribed by Apostle James in his epistle, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?” (James 2:14) The great Testimony of Christianity is the Christians itself, the manifestation that we believe that we are already in the light of our Lord Jesus Christ must shine to the world, we must stand contrary to the wrong deeds of the world. If we follow Jesus Christ we must bring ourselves on the Ministry of the Poor, we must forget division but rather walk in Unity with Him (Ephesians 4), Treating others more important than ourselves (Philippians  2:3), glorifying God in every walks of our life (1 Cor. 10:31), Submitting to the Authorities for they are instituted by God (Romans 13), thinking no revenge, for God is a God of Justice (Romans 12:19) and many more. Virtues where Jesus stand and extol in His earthly ministry.

Doing contrary things to our belief/faith, is like saying that you believe that the Sun is rising at the East, but waiting at the west to see it shine? There must be a consistency in words and deeds expressed in the lives of the Early Church defenders, that’s why their campaign was such a success to their goals. We must admire and imitate the same character to sustain Jesus’ legacy, through the help of His Spirit. If we believe that Hell is real, and this are for those who did not follow the will of God, are we going to pursue are deeds in perpetuating God’s law? We have to make up our mind. 

Romans 12:1-2, Paul encourage us to make our body a pleasing offering to Christ, Holy unto His sight, so that we may be worthy of the glory that will also revealed in us when Jesus Christ Himself was revealed ( 1 Peter 1:13).  No amount of Exegesis could prove the Humanity and Deity of Christ is connected, Jesus is not just a mere Human but also Divine, as we Evangelicals insist. Without a manifestation of Faith (means to follow and trust w/o regrets) we can’t prove that we are following a real God.

Many are arguing what Bible Version could authentically and extravagantly present that the Scriptures are Sacred, true and authoritative. King James Version? Septuagint? ESV? NIV? or any versions that use flowering words, but for me the GREAT TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE TO SUPPORT OUR CLAIMS ABOUT JESUS IS YOUR LIFE. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD IS REAL, YOU WILL SERVE AND WORSHIP HIM IN REAL. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD IS GOOD THEN WE WILL DO GOOD TO EVERY MOMENTS OF OUR LIFE, KNOWING THAT EVERY GOOD THAT YOU DID YOU’LL GET A REWARD FROM YOUR FATHER.IF YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD IS LOVE, THEN YOU’LL LOVE EVERYONE IRREGARDLESS OF THEIR STATUS . Also let us think that all this things are impossible without the guidance of the Holy Spirit who dwells in all real Christian believers. The whole task is not in us, we are only instruments of God to prove to this world that disregarding Him,everything about Him is foolishness.

 Where do you stand? Is your testimony real?  

 

Examine ourselves (1 Cor. 13:5)

 

GOD Bless

Goodnight :) 

 

 Who would have thought that life could be unfair, unfair in the sense that the parts which comprises that life in totally inflict hurtful decisions which may lead to chaotic scenarios in our lives. I have been confronted by this thought 2 weeks ago. In a couple of minutes I felt like somebody who used to be the best person I’ve ever known, drove me away from him. It never got into my senses na he could such things, at my expense. I don’t know the reason behind his motives, I don’t know his plan on doing such things. 

A glimpse of that particular night entails a very sad memory. No amount of words could explain what I felt during that night, seeing how he drag my name into an event, which I know in myself that I am not capable of doing so. The "Onus Probandi" is on me. I don’t know how would I defend myself on such accusations that have a basis, but apparently I can’t commit. In law it falls on the principle of "ajusdem generis", but I know in myself that the thing he wants me to say to other people is something that I myself can’t do so,"doli incapax".


Isn’t it unfair?! It makes me upset, aside from the thought that he consulted others first, before disclosing it with me (since the two of us were involved there), we’ve been good friends for almost many months, and the crime that he is accusing me happens in the past two weeks were I felt that nothing is wrong :( His accusation will eventually  drag my name into the prejudice of other people, who might actually not understand why those things happen. It is reprehensible, reprehensible beyond belief, that of all the people in this entire universe, he is the one who will ruin my good standing among others.

I admit that I do have faults in the parts which comprises our whole story, but I would like to ask him, “was this faults inflicted only by me? ako lang ba?”, and also “did I become a good friend to you?, if so, then why? why me? why now?” All this time I never thought of bad things about you. I lied to other people, I sacrifice my time, my effort to help you, to sympathize with you, to make you happy. But it seems that my efforts was not that enough too satisfy you, that’s why nagkaroon ka ng guts to accuse me of such things.

I did not create this blog to disclose a dark part of my teenage/christian life, I did this to help me analyze na certain things could happen pala, out of the horizon of our intellectual capabilities in thinking or deciphering probabilities. Bigla na lng a certain event would happen out of the blue, magugulat ka na lng, kahit kanino kahit paano. Nakakalungkot the mere thought that STRONG EH! WE HAD THE CONNECTION,ALMOST THERE!” ^_^ 

Sa ngayon we’ve been trying to fix things up, as a teacher-student relationship. Everything so far goes well, well in the sense that we don’t even bother to disclose things with each other, we do not ask one another, HOW ARE YOU?! so we can’t cross our lines/limits. I’m tired of ignoring him, all day long, knowing that it would do no help, no matter how I was badly hurt on his actions. As much as I want to, his not that type of person who would disclose things in a serious talk, ayaw nya ng “ma-drama”.

Nakaka-miss din kaya, pero ganun talga we have to move on.. I’m just hoping na bumalik yung dati, kasi alam ko walang mali, pero minsan parang ayaw ko na, nakaka-awa sarili ko, to think na hindi pala ako nabigyan ng value ng isang tao, that is so valuable to me. Life is define daw by how we are transformed by either love or lost, true! I’ve loss a friend, in de facto a best friend. It kills me every time he is sad/alone and it kills me more knowing that he could be happy with other persons. Does he feel the same way too? In my view, I am a good friend. Saknya kaya? Am I a lost to him? Does he have regrets? I don’t know. Ayoko na din malaman, basta I’m putting it to the hands of God. No amount of prayer would put the words(in the Bible) to justify “my” feeling to that person, on the Biblical merits IT IS WRONG. But in my heart, I hope God would not get angry with me, it is simply love…sharing and imparting good things with someone, irregardless whether you are a she a he or an it. :) It is love, no details, no questions. 

The only consolation left is to forgive, move on and look for great things to come. The possibilities are we became good friends again or we see a good friendship out of our norms. Thanks for being a friend for those days you think I am also one, Thanks for all the dramatic lines which I spalt off to you every time we hurt each other.  THANK YOU GOD BLESS :) 

A song which I would like to sing (kahit pa-joke lng sana in your birthday) but apparently by the events happen , I didn’t do so… But I think it would always be applicable to you, whatever that has been happen to us:

One Friend

I always thought you were the best
I guess I always will.
I always felt that we were blessed, 
And I feel that way, still.

Sometimes we took the hard road, 
But we always saw it through.
If I had only one friend left, 
I’d want it to be you.

Sometimes the world was on our side; 
Sometimes it wasn’t fair.
Sometimes it gave a helping hand; 
Sometimes we didn’t care.

'Cause when we were together, 
It made the dream come true.
If I had only one friend left, 
I’d want it to be you.

Someone who understands me, 
And knows me inside out.
And helps keep me together, 
And believes without a doubt, 

That I could move a mountain:
Someone to tell it to.
If I had only one friend left, 
I’d want it to be you.

'Cause when we were together, 
It made the dream come true.
If I had only one friend left, 
I’d want it to be you.

Someone who understands me, 
And knows me inside out.
And helps keep me together, 
And believes without a doubt, 

That I could move a mountain:
Someone to tell it to.
If I had only one friend left, 
I’d want it to be you.


Almost 1 Week before May 2013 National Elections. Guess what?! Im gonna vote na!  In lieu with that I wrote this blog, to present my Top 12 Senatoriables for this coming Election :) 

My rubrics in choosing my Top 12 Candidates was based on a slight rigid research done for a couple of weeks (actually pag may araw lng na sinisipag ako, pero na-check ko lahat ng tungkol sa kanila) I’d also prioritize new candidates for a change naman. I did not choose according to my religious view, neither my church impose such standards or candidates ( I do believe in the principle of Excessive Entanglement, which according to our Constitution is Inviolable) but I make sure that I prayerfully choose such candidates.  As much as possible I tried not to be a partisan in this selection (but I am underwhelmed by the actions/statements of a particular party recently). And now my Top 12 Senatoriables are:

 

#18- Risa Hontiveros

#20- Atty. Marwil Llasos

#6- Teddy Casiño

#2 -Sonny Angara

#3 -Bam Aquino

#24- Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay

#19 -Loren Legarda

# -Dick Gordon

#27 -Koko Pimentel

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the remaining three I still have second thoughts

#4- Greco Belgica 

#31-Eddie Villanueva

#10- JC de los Reyes

 

 

HEHE. wala lang I hope ne Philippines would have better legislators this time :) GOD Bless Philippines :)